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making the wood fire resistant. taking advantage of this technology he's in charge of a big project. the projes collaboration between industry and a leading university. its aim is to construct a high-rise biluilding using noncombustible lumber. wooden buildings are lighter than steel reenforced ones and the elastic allows vibrations to be absorbed. because of this they are known to be resilient to rthqkes. disaster may strike again but he's determined to keep contributing to the creation of materials that can with stand damage. >> translator: noncombustible lumber is useful for building a nation and we'll be able to provide special spaces of a type never seen before. >> reporter: is it possible to build a whole noncombustible town? he aims to take up the challenge. >>> the government abolished prepublic sensorship earlier this year. media is discovering new ways to question authority. we report on a comic artist who has documented some of the changes. >> reporter: standing in the largest city. it has a variety of newspapers and magazines. many publications include satirical cartoons
at a technology fair as it steps up its anti-terrorism efforts. pakistan is a major world importer of arms, and china is eager to boost sales in the country. pakistani government is hosting the fair in karachi where 130 military-related companies from 21 countries gathering to show off their wares. china is a key weapons provider for pakistan and is operating a pavilion at the fair to promote its businesses. a company official attending event says china can provide all the equipment the pakistani military needs to conduct counterterrorism operations. pakistan is collaborating with china to develop military equipment. the code developed jf-17 fighter plane is also on display at the exhibition. >> have all capabilities of a modern fighter airplanes which are available in other airplanes, as well, but very high cost. this is very economical, uses the right economic power, and also easy to maintain. >> the fair is also a forum for pakistan to promote its own weapons such as tanks, missiles, and fighter planes to countries in the middle east and africa. >>> the united states has lodged a protes
are a proct of evolution. >> humans develop so many technologies, but always the hint or ideas are coming from human beings. are we going to use more robots and a robot will take a very important role in society. >> his robots recently appeared in a stage play in italy and in denmark they will join an experiment for the elderly. >>> many people living in japan along the sea of japan coast are experiencing stormy conditions. >> here in japan we are dealing with unstable conditions and upper cold air combined, making this nasty weather. fukui prefecture saw lots of hail and that was reported, so that will be persisting across similar regions all the way up towards northern japan on the sea of japan flank here. but also thunderstorms, frequent lightning, strong gusts. gusts of 75 kilometers r hour reported in niigata prefecture. on the pacific side as well, winds are going to be strong, picking up waves about 3 meters high. on top of that, really cold air is brought across much of the country and keeping things really chilly. this morning we saw very chilly weather. temperatures dropping down to
will be using toyota's hybrid car technology for the production of the car. >>> japanese steelmakers have reported sharp profit declines in the first half of their business year. that's due to flagging overseas demand and increasing competition from china and south korea. three steel companies said that although they managed to stay in the black between april and september, their pre tax profits plunged between 73 and 92% from a year earlier. they are nippon steel, sumitomo metal and jfe holdings. anyplace poen steel and sumitomo metal merged. corporate executives say demand for steel remains weak in the midst of the global economic slowdown. they predict supply is likely to remain excessive for some time. >>> taking a look at the markets. european shares have started trading in negative territory. investors are nervous about u.s. fiscal problems and a bailout for greece. >>> here is a look at how they stand now. london's shares down by almost half of 1%. frankfurt, the dax down by a percent. the cac 40 in paris declining by about .25%. earlier in the day most asian stocks meanwhile close
volkswagen didn't make good on the promise to share environmental technology. volkswagen denied the claim. at the hearing, an arbitrator will hear arguments from both sides and sort out the issues. a decision by the court is legally binding. >>> researchers from germany, switzerland and austria unveiled a robot they say can walk around and find its way even in crowded cities with some help from people. the researchers say the robot iuro, interactive urban robot asks people for directions to get to its destination. >> in seems to recognize speech and detect obstacles in its way. it follows instructions like go straight and turn left. when iuro arrives at its destination, kit ask if it's in the right place. the researchers are hoping to develop robots that can help elderly people and others in the future. >>> that's all for now in business news. i'm going to leave you with the recap of market figures. >>> tokyo has been enjoying a break from the rain, but that may not last with the storm headed this way. rachel ferguson has the latest in weather. >> that's exactly right. there's a snowstorm
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